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    Sale 5429

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    24 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 111

    A 5-inch manuscript terrestrial globe


    Price Realised  


    A 5-inch manuscript terrestrial globe
    Possibly German
    unsigned and without cartouche, made up of twelve manuscript gores mounted on a metal sphere, graduated equatorial numbered by 10°, ecliptic shown but no tropics or polar circles, graduated meridian through the Canary Islands numbered by 10°, labelled continents coloured and with additionally coloured coastlines, Tasmania shown as an island, New Zealand given but no Antarctic lands, on a wooden stand with four turned legs united with cross-stretchers, the horizon ring wrapped in paper marked with scales for degrees (twice), Zodiacal calendar, calendar and compass-points, all in manuscript.
    8in. (20.5m.) high

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